"Variations on a Theme by Saint-Saens", by Nam June Paik
I documented this version of Charlotte Moorman performing Nam June Paik's "Variations on a Theme by Saint-Saens" at the ORF Studios in Linz, Austria, on the occasion of the Sky Art Conference/Ars Electronica in 1982. This, and other performance art works by Paik and Moorman, were produced by the Center For Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Cambridge, MA, under the coordination and vision of then-director Otto Piene.
"Variations" represents one of Paik's best examples of Fluxus-based performance art. This, and two other of my videos documenting Charlotte Moorman’s performance art work, were included in the exhibition “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde” at the Block Museum, Evanston, IL and the Grey Art Gallery, New York, 2016.